Q: My wife and I bought our first house and can't figure out how to layout our living room because immediately upon entering the room- there's a fireplace! In the corner. We painted it white and it helps a lot, but it really throws off the focus of the room. I was thinking of moving to sofa and chairs/bench to sit around the fireplace(and put a dining table where the sofa is now) but can't figure out how without blocking the entrance to the other room. I feel like half the room is cluttered with furniture and the other half is empty with a fireplace randomly there. Any help with how to arrange the room would be amazing.
Sent by Kelly
Editor: This is a tough one — your fireplace is cut off from the rest of the room by the most logical path between rooms. Who has suggestions for Kelly?